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Susan Downey Felt Robert Downey Jr Was Weird While Shooting Their $141.5 Million Movie: “He started doing these yoga moves”

Susan Downey Felt Robert Downey Jr Was Weird While Shooting Their $141.5 Million Movie

Robert Downey Jr. is a Hollywood superstar. He is best known for playing the suave Tony Stark/ Iron Man in the MCU and has a net worth of $300 million. Fans around the globe want to imitate his character. However, according to his wife, Susan Downey, he was less than cool and calm when they met. In fact, Mrs. Downey found him weird. But she was also impressed enough by his antics to get engaged to him a few months after dating.

Susan Downey’s First Impression Of Robert Downey Jr. 

Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr.
Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr.

In a 2014 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Susan Downey shared her first impression of Robert Downey Jr. She said that she met her future husband in 2003 when he was starring in the movie Gothika with Halle Berry. Mrs. Downey was producing the movie through the Silver Pictures production company. Since it was her first producing job where she was getting full credit, she didn’t want to get involved with one of the lead actors and risk mixing her personal and professional life. But that wasn’t all, she also apparently found him to be quite odd.

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Robert Downey Jr. and Halle Berry in Gothika
Robert Downey Jr. and Halle Berry in Gothika

As per Susan Downey:

“We were up in Montreal prepping for Gothika, and we had lunch with the director and Halle Berry. Everybody else ordered Japanese, but Robert told us how oatmeal was the ‘superfood.’ He brought his own packets of oatmeal to have at lunch. And he had this box of various herbs and stuff. And then he started doing these yoga moves. I mean, he was interesting but weird.”

But she clearly found him more interesting than weird because she did agree to date him. Within three months of dating, Downey Jr. proposed. While his future wife accepted, she wanted a long engagement- two years, because she wanted him to completely give up on drugs, if not she would leave. Clearly, the Iron Man actor got his act together because the two got married in 2005. Now, they operate Team Downey, their production company, and have two children together.

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Will Robert Downey Jr. Return As Iron Man?

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark

After the ending of Avengers: Endgame broke everyone’s hearts, fans only wanted one thing- to see Robert Downey Jr. back as Iron Man. While there has been endless speculation about his return in the allegedly multiverse-spanning film, Avengers: Secret Wars, no concrete confirmation has been given by anyone associated with Marvel Studios. Recently, at Emerald City Comic-Con, Mark Ruffalo was asked if he felt sad to see Downey Jr and Chris Evans exit the MCU. He said that he is upset, but also hinted that his friends can come back.

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As per Ruffalo:

“Sad, but there is a time machine. And there are alternate universes and realities, so anything could happen. Are one of these boards going to fall on me? Man, are you trying to get me in trouble again? I’m not going to say it’s not possible, but I’m not going to say it is.”

However, Marvel producer Stephen Broussard told io9 that the MCU is busy bringing in new characters to carry on the various superhero mantles. He said, “After these first 10 years of Marvel storytelling, torches are being passed, like with Robert Downey Jr. no longer being [on the] table and stuff like that.” But fans aren’t losing hope and are waiting to see the beloved actor put on the Iron Man suit again.

Avengers: Secret Wars is slated for release on 1 May 2026.

Source: THR

Written by Ishita Chatterjee

A literature graduate who loves sharing her views on everything pop-culture and entertainment. Ishita especially loves dreaming about superheroes and comic books when she isn't day dreaming about them everyday either way.